High court appears to lean toward Arizona in immigration law dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
April 25th, 2012
12:58 PM ET

High court appears to lean toward Arizona in immigration law dispute

From Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer

Washington (CNN) - Parts of Arizona's sweeping immigration law received a surprising amount of support from a short-handed Supreme Court Wednesday.

States throughout the country considering their own tough immigration laws are closely following the proceedings over what has become a thorny issue.

Fed up with illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico - and what they say is the federal government's inability to stop it - legislators in Arizona passed a tough immigration law. The federal government sued, saying that Arizona overreached.

While intense oral arguments took place among the justices, outside there were competing demonstrations on the courthouse plaza, with the law's opponents saying it promotes discrimination and racial profiling. Backers say illegal immigration has created public safety and economic crises.

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  1. hamsta

    Just goes to show you obama is unamerican for threatening to sue arizona for enforcing a law his lame department of justice refuses to uphold.

    April 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. William Wilberforce

    Who cares,really?

    April 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |